Indigenous Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The City of Toronto is working with the local Indigenous community to develop the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE).
The purpose of the ICIE is to provide a space and support for Indigenous entrepreneurs looking to build businesses, social enterprises, not-for-profits, collectives or cooperatives. The overall vision is to provide a home for Indigenous entrepreneurs looking to access resources, advisory support and workspace for building their ventures.
To learn more about the background on the development of the ICIE view this presentation to the Aboriginal Affairs Committee.
The ICIE will be located at a City-owned commercial space located at 200 Dundas Street East. The building is currently under construction and the City will take possession at the end of 2019 of 16,000 sq. ft. of commercial space that will be dedicated to serving Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Learn more about the building and the initial ideas for the space, view this presentation.
Share Your Ideas
If you are an Indigenous entrepreneur the City of Toronto wants to hear from you. You can share your insights and ideas on how the ICIE can support Indigenous entrepreneurs via this survey.
Or attend an upcoming community consultation session where you can provide input and ideas into the development of the ICIE. Upcoming Sessions:
In the Media
- The City of Toronto begins consultations for the Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Toronto, September, 5, 2018.
- Indigenous entrepreneurs offer input about development of Toronto business incubator, CBC, October 25, 2018.
- Indigenous Friends Tackles Isolation Amongst First Nations, Métis and Inuit with Social Network App by Andrew Seale, Startup Here Toronto, September 11, 2018.
- Reconciliation through Indigenous Innovation – Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit, By Andrew Seale, Yahoo Finance Canada, August 21, 2018.